Procedures for Reporting for Personal Injury Claims
The Risk Management and Safety Office (RMS) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) of The Texas A&M University System needs immediate notice of the essential details of any possible claim that may arise under the Texas Tort Claims Act (Chapter 101, Texas Civil Practice and remedies Code).
We have developed an "Incident Report" Form that maybe used for this purpose. If your department has a current report form that they require you to use for these types of incidents, please continue to use those forms.
Fax or email the form to Risk Management and Safety at (979) 458-6247, or
Fax the Police Report and any Supplemental information to Risk Management and Safety at (979) 458-6247 as soon as possible.
As indicated by the title and explanatory caption, this form may be used to report such summary details as are known immediately upon occurrence of any incident that may be considered to create a possible claim under the Act. The form should be submitted with as complete information as possible (including essential additional details and comments not specifically requested on the form) and not later than five days after the essential details of the incident are known.
Reporting procedures should be established within each System Member in order that the chief financial officer or a designee will be made aware immediately of any such incidents and with sufficient details thereon required to prepare and promptly submit the "Incident Report" Form.
OGC, after reviewing the report, will request additional information needed for its files or for reporting to the Attorney General.
For questions, please feel free to contact: Henry Judah or Debbie Smith at (979) 458-6330